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-Physical ​processes occurring in the transmission of physical sounds from the speaker to the listener. ​+Acoustic phonetics studies the physical aspects of sounds: those aspects and physical ​processes occurring in the transmission of physical sounds from the speaker to the listener. A speaker produces sound waves which are then transmitted through the air. As sound waves differ physically according to their amplitude, frequency and intensity, different sounds of language are possible.  
 +Instruments exist capable of recording the different physical properties of sounds and acoustic spectrography makes use of such instruments. These instruments produce spectrograms of sounds, each different sound corresponding to a change in the spectrogram. Although it is difficult to distinguish the visual representations of the sounds from one another, the spectrograms do indeed represent speech as a continuum rather that as isolated sounds. For additional information concerning spectrograms and acoustic phonetics, readers are advised to consult Gimson (1992).